Rachel Diaz

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Harvard Scientists Discover How to Repair DNA Damage and Reverse Cellular Aging — What It Means for Skin-Care

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you your skin is aging. (I don’t care if you’re 20 — your skin has taken some hits since infancy.) But it does take one heck of a geneticist to figure out how to throw that whole chain reaction into reverse. Scientists have known for a while that the …

Skin Care

Older Women Are Getting Pregnant Thanks to a Radical New Menopause Treatment

An Age Without Menopause?<p>Old age affects us all, especially women who want to become mothers. However, a new treatment may give women the opportunity …

This Politician Gave Away Your Data. Now Buy Hers.

Marsha Blackburn—who got nearly $700K from the telecom industry—voted to make selling private browsing data easier. The guy who raised over $100K to …

The hardest part of dealing with sea-level rise will be the uncertainty

By far one of the most important impacts of global warming in the decades ahead will be sea-level rise. As the Earth heats up and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica melt, ocean levels will creep upward, flooding coastal cities and forcing large-scale relocations around the world.<p>But there’s a …

Twitter account of seven-year-old Syrian girl documenting horrors of war in Aleppo falls silent

The online account of a seven-year-old Syrian girl, who captured the world’s attention with her heartbreaking stories of life inside besieged Aleppo, has gone silent.<p>Bana al-Abed, with the help of her mother Fatemah, had been documenting her experience of the war, tweeting as she watched the city …

The Dakota Access Pipeline isn’t just about the environment. It’s about religion.

Activists fighting to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota welcomed new developments after the Army said Sunday that it will not approve an easement. Protesters saw the announcement as a key victory for Native American tribes and others who have flocked in recent months to protest the …

Ethnology

Congress is expected to pass a massive bill touted to streamline drug approvals this week — here's what it is, why it matters, and who will benefit

But this is Washington, so even this bipartisan bill, which the House of Representatives approved in a landslide and which the Senate is expected to pass Tuesday, leaves a trail of winners and losers.<p>Winner: Drug companies<p>More than 1,300 lobbyists roamed the halls of Congress on the Cures Act, and …

‘See What Racism Looks Like’: Charleston Families Brace for Dylann Roof’s Trial

Malcolm Graham sat in a crowded federal courtroom last week and watched as Dylann Roof, the man accused of killing Graham’s sister and eight other …

Positive LGBTQ representation in media really can change lives. This touching story proves it.

She saw a gay character in Supergirl come out and still be loved — and it changed her life.<p>There’s the theory: The positive representation of minority groups in media is important to give people of different backgrounds and identities potential role models. But while this sounds nice in theory, it …

The Soviet Union collapsed overnight. Don’t assume western democracy will last forever

Below the medieval citadel in Kazan, two vast frozen rivers turn the landscape white. On a Saturday afternoon there are a few hardy locals shuffling through the icy sludge to take selfies against the mosque, the Christmas lights and the Soviet-era statues.<p>It’s 25 years since I was last in Russia, …

Russia

Iraq Was Probably a “Mistake,” Said Gen. James Mattis, Trump’s Defense Pick

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of defense called the 2003 invasion of Iraq a “mistake,” according to a recording obtained by …

National Security

Stein escalates recount push in face of criticism, goes to federal court in Pennsylvania

Green Party candidate Jill Stein escalated her quixotic campaign for a presidential recount Monday in several battlegrounds where Donald Trump narrowly beat Hillary Clinton, vowing at a press conference outside Trump Tower not to “give in” as she seeks federal court help to force statewide tallies …

How (Almost) Everyone Failed to Prepare for Pearl Harbor

12/05/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>UNITED STATES</b><p>The attack on Pearl Harbor, 75 years ago this week, was the worst day in the U.S. Navy’s history and the shock of a lifetime for just about any American who had achieved the age of …

Standing Rock is a modern-day Indian war. This time Indians are winning

As Indigenous peoples faced off against armed police and tanks near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Dakota, theirs wasn’t just a battle over a pipeline. It was a battle over a story that could define the future of America.<p>The Obama administration’s decision yesterday to refuse the Dakota …

Environment

Shinzo Abe Will Be First Japanese Leader To Visit Pearl Harbor Memorial

<b>Updated at 11 a.m. ET on Dec. 8</b><p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor later this month, becoming the first Japanese head of state to visit the memorial at the site of the surprise attack.<p>President Obama will accompany Abe on the visit, which is scheduled for Dec. 27. The 75th …

Japan

Dear America: Please don’t vote for Donald Trump

Dear United States of America,<p>At first, we thought the Trump thing was just a phase you were going through. Your endless election cycle, with infinite ink to be spilled and pixels to be filled, means that every candidate gets his 15 minutes. So you gave Donald Trump 15 minutes. And then you gave …

French burkini bans are a foolish act of fanaticism

In Manjib, Syria, the men are cutting their beards. The women are smoking cigarettes and uncovering their faces. Newly liberated from the rule of Isil, they’re expressing the most basic freedom a human can possess: control over their own bodies. These are the freedoms the West holds dear. This is …

Religion

"I'm Straight but I Fantasize About Lesbian Sex. Is That Normal?"

<i>Hey Emily!I'm a 20-year-old girl from England. As far as I know, I'm completely straight and in love with my long-term boyfriend. (OK, there was one time that I hooked up with a girl, but I decided it’s just not for me.)Here’s the thing: When I masturbate (and even sometimes when my boyfriend is</i> …

Sexuality

The Navy Will Name a Ship After This Gay Rights Icon

In the most recent sign of LGBT inclusion in the U.S. military, the navy has decided to name a new ship after San Francisco politician Harvey …

Why emotional abuse in childhood may lead to migraines in adulthood

Child abuse and neglect are, sadly, more common than you might think. According to a 2011 study in JAMA Pediatrics, more than five million U.S. …

Porn for Women: 13 Women Share What Their Dream Porn Would Look Like

A recent Reddit thread presented a vision of what porn made for women would look like, and it has other women brainstorming what they'd like to see in porn.<p><i>Vanillabean2492</i>, who started the discussion, envisions porn with "average looking women and sexy-as-hell men"—so, basically, the reverse of …

Transgender Identity Not A Mental Illness, New Study For WHO Classification Finds

It is widely agreed now that transgender people are not mentally ill, and yet, non-heteronormative people are still categorized as such by the World …

Is Philando Castile the Ultimate Casualty of Driving While Black?

With at least 52 stops by cops, Castile would seem to have the record of a career criminal. But it's not that simple.<p><i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>It's not yet publicly known if Officer Jeronimo Yanez ran the plates of the Oldsmobile Aurora that Philando Castile was driving …

How Income Inequality Is Killing the Traditional Family

Tradition dictates marriage then children.<p>But more and more young adults are headed for babies before the wedding, largely thanks to income …

This Congresswoman Just Introduced a Bill to Criminalize Revenge Porn

On Thursday, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act, a bill that seeks to outlaw the distribution of nonconsensual sexual photos—more commonly referred to as "revenge porn"—and make the act a federal crime.<p>Victims of revenge porn, many of whom are women, …

L.A. has 46,874 people who are homeless. If we're not smart, we'll have 250,000 more

Tents in the Arroyo, sleeping bags on the beach, RVs parked on our boulevards. Heartbreaking visual manifestations of Los Angeles' homelessness crisis are everywhere. The recent homeless count found that 46,874 people in Los Angeles County experience homelessness every night.<p>As shocking as that …

Housing

A Palestinian father asks Israel to destroy homes of Jewish killers

The father of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, slain by Israelis in 2014, says Israel must demolish the homes of his Jewish murderers. Daniella Cheslow reports …

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists - Vox

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

The Iraq lies still matter: Bush’s deceit and the seething distrust Americans have in their leaders

If you want to know why so many people believe that their leaders are liars, look no further than George W. Bush<p>One of the more alarming characteristics of this election season is the fact that both major candidates for president are considered to be dishonest and untrustworthy by a majority of …

Nearly 11-Foot Alligator Killed After Attacking Florida Woman Wading in Waist-Deep Water: Report

A nearly 11-foot-long alligator that bit a Florida woman Friday afternoon in Seminole County was captured and killed.<p>According to News 13, an …

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